I can assure anyone who attended before, with all the congestion is moving from session to session, that this will not be nearly the problem it has been in past years. There are escalators as well as elevators. After wandering around for a while, we never did find my brother-in-law, but we did get an eye full of a huge convention center and a lot of preparations for the Conference. Come prepared to walk! When we got outside, we realized that this part of the Salt Palace takes up two long, Salt Lake City blocks. Here is a comment on the size of the blocks from a blog post from Historical Concepts, Architects, Planners and Place-Makers entitled "Salt Lake City Interrotta: An Ideas Competition:"
At 660 feet (10 chains) on a side, each block is exactly 10 acres. The size of Salt Lake City’s blocks has proven to be a challenge to its urbanism. Everything from walkability to standard development sizes have struggled with the 660’ dimension: the blocks are just too big and the lots too deep, especially when compared to other American cities. Most of these large blocks are divided with access drives and are internally oriented by dimensional necessity, but there is plenty of room for improvement.Maybe 1,320 feet doesn't sound like much but try walking that several times in the course of a morning. Don't worry about getting your exercise while attending the Conference.